East Orange man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Marquis Forman, 27, of East Orange, according to a Jan. 16 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7:42 p.m., Forman was shot on the […]

Newark man enters guilty plea in vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Gustavo Palomo, 39, of Newark, pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide for causing the death of 19-year-old Jaleel McCauley, of Newark, according to a Dec. 30 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. In exchange for his guilty plea, entered before presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald Wigler, Palomo is expected to […]

Essex County jury convicts serial killer on all counts

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted serial killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 23, of Orange, on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three young women he killed between August and November 2016, and the kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted murder of a fourth woman, according to a Dec. 23 press release […]

Authorities arrest man for Belleville homicide

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Harry Gonzalez, 29, of Bloomfield, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Ralph Jeudi, 32, of Hillside, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Gonzalez shot Jeudi on Dec. 10 and dumped his body in the parking lot of a […]

Four charged with killing man who was walking home from work

IRVINGTON, NJ — Four people have been charged with the murder of Samuel V. Gbotoe, a 62-year-old airport worker who was violently assaulted in Irvington on his way home from work, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On March 13, at approximately 7:11 a.m., Irvington police responded to […]

Essex County jury convicts man of murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Christopher Poole, 26, of Newark, of murdering Rasheed “O.J.” Olabode, 27, also of Newark, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. “The victim did not know the defendant, but (the defendant) shot him at point-blank range in cold blood as […]

Man arrested for two murders after brief standoff

NEWARK, NJ — Michael Mayse, 33, of Newark, was arrested after a brief standoff the night of Dec. 16 for two murders, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Mayse is charged with the murder of Keyshawn Jones, 23, of Newark, who was fatally shot on Sunday, Dec. 15, at approximately […]

Newark man sentenced to 75 years for killing brother and cat

NEWARK, NJ — Ervwakine Pryor, 41, of Newark, was sentenced to 75 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of his brother Jovan Johnson, 29, also of Newark. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to […]

16-year-old arrested for killing 15-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with the murder of 15-year-old Elijah Alvarez, of Newark, according to a Dec. 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The arrested juvenile, who is not being named at this time because of his age, has also been charged with felony murder, attempted […]

South Orange man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Sabor A. Townes, 22, of South Orange, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Townes was shot at 80 Clinton Place in Newark. Two other […]

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